Implication of Engineering Project Management in Small and Medium Enterprise: Malaysian Perspective
Integrated project management includes the collection, combination and coordination of project elements in becoming a set of project management. In this research, three important aspects of project management such as life cycles, success factors and areas of problem and solutions in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are presented. A survey is conducted in Malaysia in order to measure the degree of awareness and implementation of project management in SMEs. The collected data was analysed using statistical methods named Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). The analysis showed that 80% of respondents with mean 1.20 and standard deviation 0.447 agree that project management is most important for company performance. Only 66.7% respondents really understand the basics of project management. In terms of project goals, the most respondents stated that their project always met performance goals with 4.20 mean and 0.837 standard deviation. According to 80% of the respondents, planning and control are the main criteria to the success of projects and organization with 4.80 mean and 0.447 standard deviation.
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